Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mosaic Monday - Amazing City, Remarkable Faces

One of our favorite places to visit is historic Savannah.  It is an amazing city, rooted deep in history but full of hope and promise of the future.  There's so much to do there, and so very much good food!  There's River Street downtown where the tug boats and barges and large cargo ships pass by on their way to the port just a bit upstream.  Horse drawn carriages, all those lovely squares and parks, especially Forsyth Park with it's beautiful fountain!

There are several great malls for shopping.  Numerous colleges and universities including the amazing SCAD, or Savannah College of Art and Design.  For outdoors enthusiasts there is fishing and biking and all kinds of paddling.  Our favorite place to stay is at Skidaway Island State Park where the campsites are large, the setting natural, and there's lots of room to walk, bike, or just sit back and relax!  There's also all kinds of places to go paddling.  We hope to go back down this spring and take our inflatable kayaks and do some paddling through the marshes and streams surrounding Skidaway.   Another great thing about Skidaway is that you take a right out of the park, stay straight for 15-20 minutes and you are in the middle of downtown Savannah!

We also love going to Tybee Island and walking on the beach.  A couple of years ago we were there on Thanksgiving afternoon, and there was a crew on the beach, huge equipment working to rebuild the beach.  Erosion and storms were washing away all of the beautiful white sand.  We stood up on the pavillion watching them push sand, lay piping and pack sand on top.  It was an amazing thing to watch!

On the way back from Savannah, yet another favorite place for ME to stop is Bonaventure Cemetery.  It's a very old, and very large cemetery set among moss draped trees, with a beautiful view of the intercoastal waterway.  Last time we were there, my sweet hubby and Mama sat in the truck and waited while I wandered and snapped pictures of some of the beautiful statues and tombstones.  The pictures below are a few of my favorites.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I am linking up to Mosaic Monday, please stop by and check out the many other wonderful stories!

Be Joyful Always, Becky


Regina said...

Beautiful mosaic.
Happy new week.

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the black white theme. Have a great week.

Pondside said...

It's been a long time since I visited Savannah - you brought it all back.
I love your mosaic - but then I love to visit interesting cemeteries.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

From one Becky to another Becky...gorgeous photos...and the black and white effect is perfect!!!
Visiting here is on my bucket list since my hubby lived here for many years and it was his very favorite place to live...
Have a wonderful week!!!